General Studies Programs
Develop a wide range of knowledge and skills with the general studies program from UB.
AA, AS, BS in General Studies Degree Programs
Three degree programs are offered through the UB General Studies program: Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS) and Bachelor of Science (BS) in General Studies. These general studies programs offer maximum flexibility to explore curricula of the different undergraduate programs at the University.
In the BS in General Studies program, you will work with an academic advisor to design an academic program tailored to your specific needs and goals. For example, you might combine a business studies concentration that focuses on marketing and management with a minor in mass communications, or combine a social sciences concentration that focuses on psychology and sociology with a human services minor. The natural sciences and mathematics concentration is frequently used to fulfill the science prerequisites for graduate study in the health professions, leaving you room to explore the undergraduate curriculum in the humanities, social sciences, and human services.
The BS in General Studies is an excellent option for transfer students since it allows the maximum number of free electives permitted by the University. Program graduates have attended business, law, and medical school. Many have gone on to careers in education, human services, and community service. This program is offered at our main Bridgeport campus, as well as the Waterbury Center location.
General Studies AA, AS
The Associate in General Studies meets the needs of adult students who seek preparation for a professional career and opens the possibility for further study.
General Studies BS
The Bachelor of Science in General Studies is designed specifically to meet the needs of students pursuing a high quality bachelor’s degree completion program and seeking maximum flexibility and breadth in their studies.
General Studies BS Online
Designed specifically for adult learners, our flexible career-oriented General Studies online degree program is perfect for the busy adult learner with its flexible scheduling and supportive staff.
University of Bridgeport's School of Education offers a seamless pathway from appropriate undergraduate majors into graduate education teacher preparation programs through the Education minor. The Education minor consists of undergraduate electives designed to help prepare candidates meet the teacher certification prerequisites in their undergraduate years, as well as provide them with practicum experiences in K-12 schools.
UB offers plans of study that:
- fulfill all requirements for a BS General Studies: Humanities, Natural Science or Social Science
- fulfill all requirements for a Minor in Education
- can be combined with a Master of Science in Secondary Education to meet all requirements for certification in designated areas